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No Lies Just BS

Listen to Nick Swartz tell stories about his life. From growin' up in the small VA mountain town of Clifton Forge to his entry into and career in the tattoo industry. All the rough upbringin', punk rock, family, country, skateboardin', good eatin', blues, ass-kickin', tattooed, hard to believe but addictin' to perceive bullshit that can be packed into each episode. His brother Josh helps out and the guests are the best of the best.
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Aug 8, 2023

By now we've heard from several of the Civilization crew out of Richmond and the infamous unreleased episode that was. Or was not. Well, now it's time for Mr. John Setzer to step up and recall those events and much more with Nick. As one of the more cognizant members of the aforementioned event, he and Nick have a good laugh and even play some bits of the episode. Add to that some amazing history of coming up in shops and family acceptance to doing the convention circuit and all that comes with those things. Don't miss this one. 

Jul 25, 2023

While in California for the Sacramento Capital City Tattoo Convention, Nick got a chance to sit down for a few hours with the legend Corey Miller and it's exactly what you'd expect from two people who love tattooing as much as these guys. So many great stories and discussions throughout the last thirty years of shops and tattoos on the west coast and just everything you can imagine in between. You don't want to miss this one. Check out Six Feet Under, Corey's shop in Upland, CA and let him know how much you appreciate the history recorded on this episode.

Jul 18, 2023

Here we go again - it's Hotline number 10. Y'all call in to the show and Nick answers the questions. Everyone wins. Hell yeah. It's another great call-in episode. Then stick around for Shop Talk with your favorite tatters Porter & Andrew. You're gonna love it.

Jul 11, 2023

The second of the podcasts Nick recorded while out in Sacramento, CA is another great one. Beau Brady has worked all over the place as you'll find out when you listen to this week's epiisode.  Every time Beau starts getting restless wherever he's at, he travels somewhere. So he's done a lot of it. And when you hear the places he goes, it's no wonder he has become one of the greats. Don't miss this talk as you hear about how the paths followed by Beau and by Nick have crossed throughout the years.

Jun 27, 2023

Just before the convention in Sacramento, Nick and Josh pick up Andrew and Richie and head immediately over to San Francisco to Tattoo City, the legendary shop owned by Ed Hardy. There, Nick had the honor to sit down with Doug Hardy and record and it's everything you want it to be. This is a great one talking about some excellent tattoo history. Do not miss it.

Jun 20, 2023

Nick takes your calls and let's everyone hear your thoughts, questions and most importantly, stories. We've also got a killer Shop Talk following the phone calls for y'all. Porter & Andrew join to talk about some killer artwork and analyze the tats with y'all. Enjoy.

Jun 13, 2023

It's always amazing to have guests come by Alley Cat Tattoo, especially someone as interesting as Kevin Riley and they sit down and do a podcast with Nick. There are some great stories here covering art and music and of course some killer tattoo history. All the way down from Studio 1 Tattoo near Philly, Kevin talks about all kinds of things you don't want to miss. Enjoy.

May 30, 2023

Having done a few episodes of the show in the past, it has been a long while since we have heard from master wet-on-wet painter extraordinaire Mr. Andy Sherman. Well, he recently popped by the NLJBS studios to hang out with Nick and discuss all kind o' stuff. Classic food, music, art and country life stuff that we all love about these dudes. It's a great one you won't want to miss, especially since we're about to hit you with three straight tattoo greats in a row after this. Keep listening.

May 16, 2023

Back in the city again, Nick got the opportunity to record the room at King's Ave in New York for the release of the new book by Tribal Publishing called "In the Shadows" about the history of underground NY tattooing and all of the people and stories around it. Hosted by Patrick Kitzel of Tribal, this event was attended by a who's who of the tattoo world. Nick was able to record a few guests before capturing the speakers who talked about some of what went into the creation of the book. Clayton Knowles was the man who put it all together and  you get to hear some of his thoughts, as well as Mehi Bakaty who has done some amazing work documenting tattoo history. It's a great one with some crazy sounds in the background, but worth the listen. Plus, there's a Shop Talk with Porter & Andrew and you can never go wrong hangin' with the boys.

May 2, 2023

All the way from Petaluma Tattoo in California near San Francisco, Mr. Nick Rodin stops by Alley Cat Tattoo to hang out and record an episode with Nick. It's a lot of fun to hear all the stories between these two.

Apr 25, 2023

It's another call-in episode, this time with special guests Porter & Kate. More great stories and questions this week. Keep 'em comin'!

Apr 18, 2023

After a wild trip to Civilization Tattoo in Richmond recently that led to an as of yet unreleased podcast, Nick told the guys that they better do somethin' to redeem themselves. Well, Mr. Jon Sanford stepped up to the plate and came up to Alley Cat to record and the one and only Adam Martin came with him to tattoo and also join in on the fun about two thirds of the way through. It's a fun one with a ton of tattoo talk. Take it in y'all.

Apr 11, 2023

You know what it its. Call Nick on the Hotline and get featured on the show. It's a great time. What could go wrong?

Apr 4, 2023

While in Richmond to visit Absolute Art, Nick got the chance to sit down with Chad Chesko for this episode. Jason Hobbie, Brian Bruno and Jake Hockman are hanging out as well, and for a good portion of the conversation, Chad is tattooing Jake and you can definitely hear it. Hopefully, it'll just make it feel like you're hanging out at the shop with them and it won't bother you. It is pretty loud, though. The talk is worth it, though. So check it out and enjoy.

Mar 28, 2023

It's another edition of Hotline on NLJBS with Nick and some great stories and a surprise old school voice you won't want to miss. Check it out.

Mar 21, 2023

While in NY on one of his trips to seek out killer podcasts for all of the NJLBS listeners, Nick was once again hanging out at King's Ave and got know this week's guest, Mr. Ben Proudman. Well, Ben made it down to Alley Cat from up in Frederick, MD and got to hang out in the NLJBS studios and have a wild and interesting conversation with Nick about all kinds of things, some of them involving tattoos, of course. It's a great time and it's followed up with yet another awesome Shop Talk with your friends Andrew and Porter. Enjoy.

Mar 14, 2023

Thanks to everyone who called in this time for the 5th installment of the NLJBS Hotline and shared their tattoo shop stories. Also, Nick lets us know who the winner of the quick contest is. Enjoy.

Mar 7, 2023

Though she tattoos at Mercy in Salt Lake City these days, Marina always spends time back in VA at Absolute Art in Richmond and that's where Nick had a chance to catch up with the world travelling killer tattoo artist. It's a great episode detailing lots of great tattoo talk centering around Marina's travels and the great artists she's had the pleasure of working with before transitioning into the powerful journey that she recently embarked on and everything involved in that experience with some crazy surprises thrown in. It's an all around great episode followed up by an excellent new edition of Shop Talk. Don't miss it.

Feb 21, 2023

Friend of the show and the shop and excellent tattooer Drake came to the NLJBS studios at Alley Cat Tattoo in Harrisonburg VA to hang out with Nick and Alley Cat's Jake Hockman and shoot the shit for a while. It's an excellent tattoo journey that you get to join as stories are told from all sides and encompassing many years of tattoo history. It's a fun episode you don't want to miss. Currently known as TX Drake on IG, our guest is about to embark an overseas journey that is going to be amazing. Listen to find out more.

Feb 14, 2023

It's time once again to play a few messages from the ol' Hotline. There are some great ones this time. It really is becoming a great way to quickly share your tattoo stories forever without sitting down to record a several hours episode. Give it a try. You'll like it. Or just reply, repute or reimagine one you've already heard on here. The sky's the limit on Hotline. Enjoy.

Feb 7, 2023

Longtime friend of the show and Alley Cat, Mr. Alex Lee hangs with Nick for a few hours and a few drinks as they bust out some of the classic stories of the last twenty years or so in Harrisonburg and even throw in a few new ones. The discussion kicks off with some fun whiskey talk. It's a great time, so enjoy.

Jan 24, 2023

It's been a while, so Uncle Dave dropped by the NLJBS studios for a little welfare check on ya homie Nick. And man, what a hangout this is. More old school stories reminiscing about the past in lockup and out of it. Music, friendship, family, and lots of talk about words you should and shouldn't say. This is just a good ol' time hanging out with some cool ass folks. You don't want to miss it. No Shop Talk this time due to lots goin' on, but we had a nice run there tryin' to get it kickstarted again. We'll talk tats with you again soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the wisdom of Uncle Dave.

Jan 10, 2023

This is a detailed layin' down of the stories around the most recent two trips to NYC that Nick took, one with Chris "Big Tats" Porter and the other with Jake "Rookie" Hockman. It's a big long hangout detailing all of the characters and locations that were visited on these two recent epic travels and all of the mystery and history surrounding them. Just a fun hangout at the NLJBS studios located right next door to the one and only Alley Cat Tattoo in Harrisonburg, Virginia. There's a killer shop talk attached as well and throughout these kickass three hours or more you'll also get to hear from the workhorse Richie Stutler and the man who needs no introduction: Andrew Conner. Hell yeah. Enjoy this shit.

Dec 27, 2022

Will Lollie returns to NLJBS after a long time. Go back and listen to hear tales of tatooing and getting started, but tune in to this very episode to get weird. During their visit up north to Kings Ave. for Porter to do a guest spot, he and Nick got to sit down with Will and record some wild and wildly interesting talks with Will. It's a great time, so check it out and keep on listening.

Dec 20, 2022

Here we go: It's the third Hotline episode ready to go for ya on the off-week. We've got some calls for Nick asking questions about the show or just tellin' some good stories. Give it a call and be on the next one!

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